The Book of Blue is a modern-day love story in poetry, written in a time of great darkness and great light, a story of the heart, the song of love. The book was inspired by the Muse and the "blue dove" painting by Pablo Picasso, as if the refrain was channeled through the artist and poet. "Blue you are the dove." weaves through the entire work, encapsulating each verse as if the poem is a chant, a prayer, a love song to Blue.
About the Author
Rebecca Anne Banks (poet, singer, songwriter, musician, writer, artist, philosopher, counselor) is at home in Montreal. She is the CEO/artist at Tea at Tympani Lane Records (www.tympanilanerecords.com) and the poetry editor at Subterranean Blue Poetry (www.subterraneanbluepoetry.com).
The Book of Blue carries itself like a lullaby I could read out loud to myself on my porch in the evening breeze. The structure is simple and skeletal reflective of the reference sketch by Picasso. The ever-present mood is one of hope and wanting. At times it appears repetitive and serious in the context that the poet's focus is strong and eager. I would have liked to get more inside the author's head and get a better view the surroundings. I give it 3 1/2 stars.